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Oct 2, 2012 9:30am PDT
. it is good to have you with us. this is what is coming up -- daily cocktail -- tainted alcohol in the czech republic. controversial mines -- gold rush in spain. and flexible giant -- polar bears in the arctic summer. >> the czechs hard to beat when it comes to drinking alcohol. statistics say they consume more than any other eu nation, but they have also made a name for themselves as alcohol producers. the original budweiser beer, for instance, comes from the czech republic and not from the u.s. but hard liquor is also in high demand, and it is expensive. the czech police have arrested members of a gang who made a fortune selling tainted liquor. more than to give you a dozen people died after drinking it, and numerous others are less scarred for life. >> vladimir drank just one glass of from the fourth watching a football game, but something tasted wrong. now he is lying in bed in the hospital blind and seriously ill, just like 20 others in his neighborhood. >> it was like somebody suddenly turned the lights off. everything went great. then my daughter brought me to the hospital.
KCSMMHZ
Oct 30, 2012 9:30am PDT
. good to have you with us today. ukrainians who are putting their hopes outside parliament. why britons are divided. and god's mission -- a trip along the dutch bible belt. the ukraine has been in a state of political paralysis for several years now. there are power struggles going on on many levels. ukrainians have been waiting to go to the polls for four years, but only now are parliamentary elections taking place. the eu is watching with some suspicion, especially after the controversial jailing of the former prime minister. her political archenemy still leads the country as president. and an increasing number of ukrainians are asking themselves who they can trust that all. one thing is clear -- it is not the political elite. >> it is quite an animated evening. an amateur ensembles stages a comedy about marriage, but it is less about love that about the dowry, money, and influence. just like in ukrainian politics says this journalist who invited the actors to come to kiev's old market. the building has long since become a symbol. influential businessme want to privatize it, b
KCSMMHZ
Oct 16, 2012 9:30am PDT
-- "independence." >> spain has ruined us. spain does not respect our culture or our language. this has to stop. our people have tried everything to get along with spain, but ultimately, we had to reach the decision to found a state of our own. >> the regional government of catalonia has voted to bring forward elections to the end of this november. the incumbent president hopes to achieve an absolute majority. one goal of his liberal nationalist party is a popular referendum on catalonia and independence, a shift from the party's previous, more moderate course. >> there's no way back. we know it will be a huge challenge, but there is no other option. otherwise, they would be selling themselves out, and we don't want that. >> not everyone agrees. outside the parliament of the autonomous region of catalonia, outraged citizens staged a protest. they accuse the government of being corrupt and wasting money. local politicians say the protesters are also responsible for spain's pipe -- financial crisis. >> the catalonia government is using the beta of independence to diverted attention fr
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 9:30am PDT
>> hello and welcome to global 3000 -- your weekly update on global developments that affect us all. and here's what we have coming up for you today -- culture clash -- we follow a young volunteer on his journey to kenya. two-edged fortunes -- in india sterilisation is the ticket to an unusual lottery. and diamond in the rough -- how brazil has professionalized the search for the next football super star. how to tackle poverty, global health and climate change -- these are only a few of the big issues many young adults want to work on when they leave school. "weltwÄrts" is an organization that offers young people the chance to make a difference in various projects around the globe. we've followed one of their volunteers to kenya, where he joins the local organization ecofinder. here nicolas kawerau is in for an experience of a lifetime. he discovers his role in supporting an environment project around lake victoria. we join him on his first day -- a new beginning for both, the young student and the local staff he will support. >> nicolas is anxious about his first day on the job in
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
better relations with russia because it is a very important market for us. it is important for us to have good ties to russia to get up our economy again. we also tend to go for the way which saakashvili did. we want to go further towards european union and nato. >> thank you very much for that. staying in moscow, a russian court has postponed the punk band pussy riot's appeal after one of them fired her lawyer. they have been given nine days to find a new lawyer. the anti-kremlin trio have been sentenced to two years in jail on a number of charges including disturbing the peace. they staged a protest against vladimir putin earlier this year. >> the women from pussy riot came to the appeal hearing without any great expectations that they would be released, but what came next was surely a shock. one of the trio had decided to break with the defense team. >> i do not exactly know what has happened. we met of three women on friday. one of them confirmed we would continue to work together. something must have happened over the weekend. >> the lawyers believe someone may have pressured he
KCSMMHZ
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
britsch kothari want to change that. he uses the power of bollywood, an approach that seems to be working. >> there is a heartfelt love for india here. we are in gulbai tekra in the western state of gujarat. there is one thing that people your passionate about, indian films, especially films with songs. brij kothari has capitalized on that with a smart business idea. it has meant to help people read and write better and improve their opportunities. >> in india, schooling is compulsory for every child. but many, like 9-year-old suraj, still have huge learning problems. >> he is in fourth grade, and i asked him to read a third grade level text. and he had extreme difficulties. he took probably two minutes to actually read one small sentence of five words. >> so what is going wrong? hemlataa jadwani put that question to this young woman. she says she showed up late for school once and the teacher beater. after that, she stopped going to school. >> the children are not being taught well at school. sometimes in class, there is a regularity. sometimes the teachers are assigned three classes at
KCSMMHZ
Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
century power. it's not really a 21st century power. and so those of us who are post-modern century societies, who live in very 21st century ways in the world, have got to share our ideas about the legitimate and most effective use of hard and soft power, of robust diplomacy, but legitimate diplomacy. again, in the post-modern world, what we're looking at is a network of relationships, intensive bilateralism, and you can see this now in japan's relations, growing maritime relations with india, its relations with australia, japan, australia, the united states. there are a whole series of triangles and four-pointed diamonds that one could imagine to do different things. and it seems to me the most flexible organizations and the ones that are probably most productive in the world are not the grand alliances with grand charters and treaties but the very practical arrangements for cooperation. >> that was michael clarke, director general at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies. >>> japanese officials say the united states must do more in the wake of a rape
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
will affect people's lives and the economy. >> translator: every year we use the deficit bond bills as a tool to make political deals. we should give up this inappropriate practice. >> for more on this story, shery ahn spoke earlier with nhk world's senior political commentator masayo nakajima. >> masayo, how badly is the leader in opposition now? >> the government will run out of bills if the budget cannot be passed soon. many of the services will come to a halt. this almost happened in the united states in 2011 and this past summer. prime minister noda is telling voters that the opposition is not cooperating and will be delayed if funds stop flowing and services were interrupted. the opposing parties are pointing fingers at the government, on the other hand. they insist that noda is not following through with his promise to call a general election soon, because he is unpopular, and they do not appear ready to cooperate. you know, if both parties, both sides, can not come to an agreement and the budget cannot be enacted during this month-long diet session, japanese voters will sure
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 2:30pm PDT
standing by for us. tell us more on this latest incident. what more do you know? >> we know that federal villages from the area have told the turkish media that they heard explosions in the vicinity just over the border. nobody knows if it is quite true yet if those explosions came from turkish rounds fighting with syria or indeed fighting raging inside syria between rebels and government forces. it is a little bit unclear at the moment. what seems to be clear, though, is that turkey is making it very clear to syria that it is not accepting any more of this cross-border shelling.% the response was immediate by turkish artillery into syria itself. >> let's look into the warning there -- he has been saying since the middle of the week that turkey is not looking for work, but today, he is now saying it is close to war. what should we read into that? >> everyone is trying to find a balance between being tough and avoiding war. he thinks he has to be tough to the outside world and to his own voters to show them and also the syrians that turkey is not to be messed with. on the other ha
KCSMMHZ
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
slowdown, but the poor and the young feel it more. ron madison joins us again. he spoke with managing director of the world bank about what can be done to lessen the burden millions share. >> reporter: some region developing the fastest are seeing some of the worst cases of poverty, significant portions of the populations living in poverty. that figure is expected to decline in 2013 from 2010. but still fully 24.5% according to world bank figures are going to be living on about $2 a day. what more now needs to be done to address poverty? >> i think in the next ten years they acquire a lot of risks. first we may be difficult to expect the same strong growth in the next decade. second one, the quality of growth needs to be improved. how we will make each face growth will pull poverty out from the poverty level more and that will nip the design of the growth, which is much different. >> world bank has raised concerns about the rising cost of food around the world. how much of an impact will this be having on the global economy? >> this is the continuous concern for us because food prices
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
government for hosting the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i want to prepare quickly. >> industry minister yukio edano says power companies should bear the primary responsibility of winning approval of local municipalities for resuming construction of nuclear plants. he says this remains unchanged from before last year's disaster. >>> members of japan's nuclear regulation authority say they'll examine the ohma plant using new safety standards. they say they won't allow the facility to operate unless it meets the requirements. >>> unemployment in the 17-nation eurozone remained at record highs in august. the european union statistics agency said the jobless
KCSMMHZ
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
their 20s. members of the public use the site to evaluate the progress of morsi's policies. the site receives 6,000 to 10,000 hits a day. >> translator: under the previous government, no one would have imagined ordinary citizens commenting on what the president was doing. >> reporter: this man is a frequent visitor to the site. he posted a comment criticizing the president's failure to solve the programs. >> translator: president morsi could be worse than mubarak. if we don't speak out against him, we might suffer for another 30 years. >> reporter: president morsi is keenly aware he is being watched. a team of police officers were mobilized recently to ease traffic congestion. they removed stalls set up on the roads by street vendors. but the vendors quickly returned. criticism on the morsi meter site came swiftly. just as swiftly, the muslim brotherhood and its political wing, the freedom and justice party, hit the streets. the groups form a large part of morsi's power base. they began distributing garbage bins bearing the party's name. >> translator: people criticize us, saying we
KCSMMHZ
Oct 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT
awarded in oslo in december. >> our european affairs correspondent joins us from brussels. what was your response? >> generally, surprise and amazement. this came out of left field. politics and seeming to going to the trenches, as it were, so it sounded like a joke. if you ask me for my initial reaction, i now know at the end of this long day of celebration and surprise that most people, including senior officials, were in much the same position. they had no inkling that this was likely to come out a winner, as it were. it's been a bizarre day. >> when you see how leaders react, you get the feeling that they are somewhat reluctant to show that they are happy. they almost feel guilty considering what is going on in the eurozone right now. >> this peace prize is all about recognizing 60 years of reconciliation across europe. for most modern leaders, they are frustrated that the youth of today do not have that in their focus, their history. what we have left is residual debate and argument which is bigger than the eu and also differences between germany and france, england and the res
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 2:30pm PDT
for the company. they have made over half a billion euros. he says the money will be used for consolidation and he is not planning any new acquisitions in the next two years. that ipo could be a hopeful sign for shares in the coming months. our markets correspondent has more from frankfurt. >> the ipo is a sign of hope for many traders. they are hoping for more ipos to come. 20% of the german mobile phone operator will soon be sold on the stock market according to its parent company. of the ipo process is planned to start as early as this week. all of this is good news for people in the trading floors because ipos only work when there is a certain not of confidence on the markets. a certain amount of reliability. with all of these new players on the stock market, many people here are hoping for stock prices to continue to rise. >> continuing to rise is not what they're doing now in europe. as you can see on the board in the background, putting on the brakes -- the dax down almost 0.3%. the eurostoxx 50 also sliding. the same in new york, the dow jones is losing its gains from
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
electronics shows. nhk world's ta mow coca mata gives us the inside line. >> reporter: more than 600 companies are participating in this exhibition at a site near tokyo. major japanese electronics firms such as sony are presenting their latest products at the show which began on tuesday. visitors are interested. this is what walking may look like in the future. just a slight hand pressure of my hand. electronics manufacturer murata has a small company that specializes in devices to assist the elderly and infirm. nearly a quarter of the japanese population is now over 65 years of age. there's a growing market for products for the elderly, and manufacturers are becoming increasingly innovative. >> translator: i think the senior market will expand as the numbers of older people increases. there's also demand in europe, the u.s. and other developed countries. >> reporter: this product supporters the wearer's joints and muscles. this man can easily carry more than 50 kilograms. the suit makers say they developed it to help older people working in manual jobs. many newer blood pressure mon
KCSMMHZ
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
staff of the site. they used the plant's emergency response center to communicate by video link with the agency's headquarters in tokyo. they rehearsed measures to evacuate the village and ensure the safety of its residents. >>> turkish commanders are mobilizing armored vehicles along the border with syria. they have been increasing their security since an attack on a border down. the turkish government action follows a second straight of artillery strikes by its military. those forces were retaliating for a syrian mortar attack on on the town of akcakale. the border attacks killed five civilians including a woman and her three children. prime minister recep tayyip erdogan says turkey would never want to start a war, but he said nobody should test turkey's determination to protect their borders. the united nations security has expressed concern about the situation along the border. it issued a statement denouncing the mortar attack. >> the members of the security council condemn in the strongest terms the shelling by the syrian armed forces. >> the statement says the shelling highlighted
KCSMMHZ
Oct 20, 2012 8:00am PDT
>> hello and welcome to global 3000, your weekly check on the global issues that affect us all. and here's what's coming up in today's program. tuning into tradition -- how a south african musician is tapping into old sounds. europe's ignored minority -- why roma keep losing out on public services in macedonia. power in the mountains -- why water mills in nepal are a key to development. let me ask you -- what is music? phillip glass, one of the world's most influential contemporary composers recently answered, "music is a place." if so, then traditional african music is a shrinking territory. while african beats are a vital ingredient for modern pop culture, traditional musicians, like the south african dizu plaatjes, fear for their historical roots. that's why he funnels most of his earnings into building a bastion of african culture in cape town. meet a man determined to preserve his continent's musical heritage. ♪ >> music is his life. dizu plaatjies leads the ibuyambo ensemble, famed for its traditional south african music. plaatjies makes the indigenous instruments himself an
KCSMMHZ
Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
. military presence in okinawa has hit another high. nhk world's yoichiro joins us. fill us in a little on the background to this alleged sexual assault. >> it followed the deployment of the deployment of the military aircraft osprey to the station. folks opposed to the decision to deploy osprey in okinawa. they worry about the aircraft flying over residential areas because it has poor safety records. the japanese and the u.s. government fear the incident could further stir up okinawans anger over u.s. bases. the governor nakaima says that it has been accidents caused by u.s. servicemen and he's calling on the japanese government to work to improve the situation. he warned that otherwise japan/u.s. ties would deteriorate. more than 70% of american military facilities in japan are based in okinawa. it's a foundation of the u.s./japan security alliance. without the support of the okinawan people the alliance itself wouldn't exist. >> now the u.s. military is in the process of realigning its forces in japan. what kind of impact could this case have an those plans? >> well, japan and the u.s.
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT
story, we are joined by our correspondent in new york. bring us up-to-date on the latest. how close is this to new york city? >> the storm is getting closer every minute. the weather is getting worse. the hurricane is probably hitting the city by monday night. people are expecting to be without -- that they will not be able to leave their house for days. the storm will be much longer than the next hurricane -- the last hurricane to hit new york city a year ago. there were long lines at the supermarket. it was difficult to get water, milk, batteries. some of the shelves are empty. there was no morning rush today. the streets are empty. nobody going out. transit shut down. schools and stores are closed. the few stores that are still open -- they are trying to stay open as long as possible, but that probably won't be long. >> back to waiting a city like new york is quite a challenge. what emergency services -- evac uating -- evacuating a city like new york is quite a challenge. what emergency services have been put in place? >> the police have been going door to door in the low-lying area
KCSMMHZ
Oct 30, 2012 2:30pm PDT
could look down this street here, and we saw the river coming toward us. it actually look like something out of a movie. it was unbelievable. >> near central park, a crane dangles from a construction site over the street below. the storm caused it to partially collapsed. there are still strong winds, but nothing like those of monday night, which saw gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour. there were record levels of flood water. emergency services are working around the clock. firefighters were called to a large blaze in the borough of queens. over 80 houses burned down. residents managed to escape. >> there are numerous trapped civilians. we cannot get any apparatus down the block due to chest-high water, but we had a boat with us, and i went down there. >> one of the biggest problems is a lack of electricity. this substation exploded. it could be more than a week before power is restored to the whole city. mayor michael bloomberg said sandy may be the worst storm ever to have hit new york. >> in addition to the lives we lost, the damage we suffered across the city is clearly
KCSMMHZ
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
gives us a picture of what's likely to happen. >>> japan's two biggest cable television companies plan to integrate their businesses by autumn next year. the group called for tighter discipline and a row view on how american troops are educated on human rights. they also sought faster efforts to realine and downside efforts on u.s. bases in okinawa. >> the armed forces agreement is at least what the people hope for. i hope the government takes our voices into account. >> okinawa police say there's been 100 cases of rape or attempted rape between 1972 amend 2011. 1972 was when the prefecture converted over to japanese rule. massive protests follow the crime. after the latest incident, a rally is being planned for later this month in the city. the two suspects were stationed there. okinawa city officials are announces plans to -- they say they're expecting about 1,500 participants. >>> facebook executives announced they're in the red for the second straight quarter. business expansion costs have competed their projected growth. the social network's officials said revenues for the july to
KCSMMHZ
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
make disaster response more effective, and it's being used by a japanese company to reach damaged sites that are hard to reach and to send back high-resolution video images. nhk world's hideyuki morita has the story. >> reporter: a strange object flies into sight. it takes pictures. the large copter, as it's called, can shoot a video like this. it's a work of this area for the company in niigata prefecture. yamazaki and his team photograph disaster areas across japan. >> translator: the unique thing about this unmanned copter is that it can go places are humans cannot, take foe stow, and gather valuable information. >> reporter: four years ago the team made this unmanned aircraft guided by the law, it flies to locations and takes pictures and returns. at the end of march of last year, the aircraft made headlines. it flew over the major nuclear plant in fukushima right after the disaster. from a height of 400 meters, it took photos. this shows the further details of the damage. it provided crucial information on where to spray water and how much. until now, the company could only take st
KCSMMHZ
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
50%. that's bad news for all of us consumers, and a reason for great concern in the poorest parts of the world. the un's food agency is already warning of more famines on the way, as the third major price hike in five years begins to bite. the main reason for the current climb is that three of the world's largest wheat exporters -- america, russia and australia -- are suffering simultaneous droughts. but that's not the only factor that drives volatility on food markets. we looked at the reasons why rising prices can start to spin out of control. >> grain has always glowed gold -- and these days, it's worth almost as much. this year has seen food prices soar. between june and september of this year, the price of corn suged 50%, while the price of wheat jumped 45% and soy 40%. what's behind these dramatic price hikes? it all began with a drought. in the us, the world's top corn producer, scorching sunshine withered the nation's crops. this had far-reaching consequences. >> when corn prices rise steeply, as has been the case in the past three months owing to the drought, the price of wh
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 9:30am PDT
. good to have you with us. here's what is coming up -- the war of drug gangs w w w w w whyy torn down. and symbols of the cave -- why there are so many castles in germany. south of france is one of europe's most popular tourist destinations, but few people actually have my say on their mind. france's second-largest city has always had a bit of a dodgy reputation. drug trafficking and crimes is big in marseille, just like in any of the port city, and the gangs that dominate the scene have been involved in a brutal war for months now. more than 20 people have been killed since the beginning of this year. >> the northern district of marseille are rundown and neglected. drug gangs rule supreme here. they control entire housing estates, guarding the entrance is. we would not have dared to come here unaccompanied. the streets are no go areas. normally camera crews are driven away forcibly. we have a former police officer with us. he investigated crime here for 20 years. he and his colleagues were not often successful, but they managed to catch some dealers. over time, he got to know their m
KCSMMHZ
Oct 27, 2012 8:30am PDT
month. >> the culprit got away. we fear the government is responsible. they use every opportunity to insult us. >> turkey's sunni prime minister called the alawis his -- >> there is only one place for muslims to go and pray. that is the mosque. i don't have anything against their cultural centers. they create divisions in society. >> the idea of men and women dancing together is unimaginable to some muslims. they sing songs and recite poetry while worshiping. their perspective is humanistic and less dogmatic. they worship the son-in-law of the profit mohammad. men and women are symbolically equal, which they show by watching each other's hands. -- washing each other's hands. >> the creator made a man and woman out of a drop of water. if that is how he sought, why shouldn't we treat them equally? >> for sunnis, such an immense amount to heresy. they generally keep their traditions and songs to themselves. the syrian dictator is part of a related sect. >> if there is a dictatorship, the people should get rid of it. it is not the business of other countries to get involved. we have seen
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 2:30pm PDT
solve the crisis. they have a lot of firepower and they can be used to prevent crises. there are a lot of discussions to come, for example, greece and what the troicha what they will say. spain could be next. with all of these discussions to come, it's very important that they send a signal saying that they're taking actions that are credible and they stand together. >> there has been a general sense of relief that it is now in place, but what about the reaction from the stock markets? we have more on that. >> how could the euro fund create confidence? it became clear shortly after. shortly after they signed the agreement in luxembourg, the rating agency fitch gave it's first credit rating -- aaa, the best you can get. the esm really is an important component but the question remains how and when the economy will start to get in gear again especially in countries like spain, italy, and france. it is why the introduction really did not inspire on the stock trading floors this monday. >> we will have more on the implications later in the show with reports on portugal and greece. for now,
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 9:30am PDT
make it back home alive. then he died. >> thomas and his brother used to make music together. now thomas must compose songs -- like the one on his cell phone -- on his own. malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes. we travelled through western kenya to see how people are trying to protect themselves against it. like at this school in kisii. the children learn how to protect themselves from mosquitoes in a playful way. but there's still a lot of fear.. >> i'm scared. one day i saw my friend being bitten. i was sleeping with my friend and i saw him bitten and he was crying for help. >> his friend is fine and the boys are learning how to live with their fear. gadson sings a rap song he wrote to reassure his fellow pupils. the song's message is that something can be done about malaria. and something is being done in this green portable building. here two aid organizations -- the kenya ngos alliance against malaria and british international health charity merlin -- are working together. they also receive support from the us agency for international development. their
KCSMMHZ
Oct 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
us from istanbul. put this incident into perspective for us. what does it mean for to keep's role in the syrian conflict now -- turkey's role in the syrian conflict? >> turkey is getting ever deeper into the syrian conflict. we have the first incident on turkish soil where turkey took action against another state. there was a similar case last year when they stopped an iranian plane on its way to syria. this time, russia is involved. the turkish officials with whom i've been speaking are very eager to play this down, to say that maybe the russians did not know what was on the plane. they will work it out with the russians, so they are very easy not to cause another crisis. >> we understand there is a meeting scheduled for december 3 between the leaders. what do you think this incident will do to relations between russia and turkey? >> i think there will be a crisis, at least in the short term, but i think both sides are interested in good relations. turkey needs russia because it depends on russian gas for its energy supply. russia -- for russia, turkey is very important, so both sid
KCSMMHZ
Oct 3, 2012 2:30pm PDT
a huge amount of explosives was used in this attack. months of warfare have reduced the once magnificent buildings in the square to ruins. wednesday's explosions ripped through a military office club and a hotel. it is caught most of those killed were government soldiers. -- thought most of those killed were government soldiers. >> we condemn these crimes and we contain the nation's plotting against us to support the terrorists. >> ralph forces suspected of carrying out the attack announced last week a new offensive aimed at retaking the city. these images from tuesday's show clashes between government forces and rebels in the city. the rebels are seeking to advanced street by street from the east. the army has control of the west. neither side appears to have made significant gains. president bashar al-assad is said to have ordered thousands of reinforcements to aleppo. >> a mortar bomb has killed five people in a turkish border town. one of the victims was a 6-year- old boy. >> the shell landed on the southeastern border with syria. at least nine others were injured. the tu
KCSMMHZ
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
brussels to create a single supervisor in countries that use the euro. the leaders of the 27-nation european union agreed to phase in a banking union during the course of next year to achieve that they want to complete a legislative frame work by the end of this year. a supervisor would oversee commercial banks across the eurozone. >> our main priority was progress on the banking union. we also sought to clarify new concepts and to test the degree of support for various ideas in view of reaching conclusions in december. >> the leaders hope an integrated system will break a cycle of poor bank management and national budget problems. they also got an update on leaders on the greek budget. they would implement wage cuts in return for 31 billion euros in aid but the leaders didn't reach a decision on whether to go ahead with the next round of help. >>> china's commerce ministry said investments were at 8.43 billion last month down 6.8% from a year earlier. many overseas company refrain from investing in china because of the impact of europe's debt crisis. the european union showed a 6.3
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
? >> well, they went ahead for logistic and strategic reasons. the marines have been using helicopters that are obsolete, so they need to find a replacement. on the strategic level, u.s. military commanders are implementing a new defense strategy with more emphasis on the asia pacific region. some security analysts say they're doing so to counter china's military buildup. and that's where the osprey's advanced capabilities come in. it flies faster and five times further than the helicopters in use, and it can carry twice the load. so u.s. military leaders see the osprey as an essential tool to carry out their strategy. and japanese officials are well aware of this too. and that's why they approved the deployment. >> and how are both of those groups reacting to the local opposition? >> well, u.s. and japanese officials worked out a set of rules regarding osprey flights. for example, they said the aircraft would avoid flying over residential areas and stay above 150 meters as much as practicable. but residents say this wording gives the planes too much leeway. for example, these pictures show
KCSMMHZ
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
they were up to something by using this course. >> so according to what you think, you don't think this action is normal. now, what do you think are the intentions of china, then? >> yes. we have to consider about the two divisions. one is the central government, central china deciding plot this course, it means they want to see or understand the japanese reaction not only from government or from -- of course also from the society. one more thing is they of course want to show their presence in this area. navy vessel is quite different from the civilian vessel. navy vessel, the meaning is quite different. and one another is the independent operation by lower-level command. they want to appear to central patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangerous. t patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangeroul to patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangerous. >> so they may be acting independently from what the central government is telling them. do you think there are any possibilities that the dispute between japan and china will actually escalat
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Oct 19, 2012 2:30pm PDT
lebanon, backed the syrian rebels. >> there is no one in this group who accepts that lebanon is used as a battleground and that lebanese pay the price. >> the syrian government denied it had any hand in the bombing. >> international envoy brahimi i in syria pushing for a temporary cease-fire. >> meanwhile, syria war -- syrian warplanes continue to fire on rebel positions. unconfirmed reports indicate that 150 people were killed on thursday. well, europe is set to get a banking regulator next year. at a two-day summit in brussels, eu leaders came up with a time line for the body to be gradually implemented in 2013. >> the details are still to be hashed out, but here's what we know right now -- the european central bank will function as supervisor in chief and have the power to intervene in any of the eurozone's 6000 banks. damages coming up with a time line was a compromise between france and germany, which had been at odds at the scope of the ecb's new powers and when they will be put in place. and it was a long night for the chancellor, but in the end, angela merkel got what she wanted.
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Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm PDT
-- downwards. the positives accumulated in the before is more than used up. when you look at the dax individually, not a single shares in the green zone. they are all in the red zone. the problem is from the companies themselves. not the german companies, but for the americans, companies that have reported so far in the past quarter have either reported in a mixed way, or they have out right disappointed, and that is a problem because now people are nervous. before the numbers are not true, the people here will be waiting. >> the german engineering industry has weathered the euro crisis remarkably well. the forecast coming out of this year's engineering summit remains sunny. the industry's expected to grow by 2% in 2012 and 2013. a member of the german engineering federation says he does not fear a recession. german companies have added more than 30,000 engineers to their payrolls. the german historical museum in berlin is marking its 25th anniversary. it defines itself as a place of enlightenment and understanding. >> from the classical antiquity to german reunification, the museum
KCSMMHZ
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
shapley developed a theory on so-called matching methods. professor alvin used shapley's theory to clarify market functions. the academy says the two economists have achieved outstanding economic engineering. >>> a former syrian opposition leader says the u.n. and arab league envoy may take a new approach to ending the civil war. burhan ghalioun says lakhdar brahimi wants to send in thousands of peacekeepers. government and opposition forces have been fighting for a year and a half. ghalioun said brahimi hopes to deploy at least 3,000 armed peacekeepers. 300 unarmed u.n. monitors were forced to leave the country in august. government and opposition forces are fighting for control of the northern city of aleppo and the central city of homs. human rights activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising began in march of last year. they say more than 300,000 have fled to neighboring countries. brahimi plans to visit damascus this week to present his proposal to president bashar al assad. brahimi visited a longtime ally of syria to look for help in end
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
work. shinya yamanaka proved cells can be changed into immature stem cells which can then be used to form all the tissues of the body. >> the nobel society has today decided to award the nobel prize in physiology or medicine 2012 jointly to john b.gergen and shinya yamanaka. >> he is 50 years old. he's a professor at kyoto university. he established the method to produce ips cells. they're capable of becoming specialized cells which can then be used to create tissues such as heart muscle. he succeeded by introducing four types of genes to cells removed from parts of the body. he reported success with mice in 2006 and a year later generated human ips cells. john gergen was the first to hiypothesize that genomes would -- 40 years wlaert yamanaka confirmed and expapded on his thesis. creating and reproducing diseased cells in the lab. members of the nobel committee says their work has made an important contribution to new medical research. professor yamanaka spoke about his nobel prize win at kyoto university. >> translator: i am very happy about receiving this prize. but at the same ti
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
completed, then one can hope that the worst might be behind us. ron madison, nhk world, tokyo. >>> this high level gathering wouldn't have been happening here in tokyo if things had gone according to plan. accordi organizers originally decided to go in egypt. immediately raised his hand and proposed japan would host. we spoke with the vice minister of finance for international finance. >> reporter: vice minister nakoa was instrumental to bringing the meeting to tokyo. he says there are two goals he hopes to achieve during the meetings. >> in the international economy, there are a lot of challenges including those euro and other advanced economies also. we want to provide a good opportunity for discussing these difficult challenges. we are recovering from the tragic disaster of last year, tsunami and earthquake. so i want this meetings -- these meetings -- this opportunity to be important opportunity for japan to show the people from abroad to see the recovering economies stable and integrating. >> reporter: debt problems in the eurozone remain the biggest concern for the globa
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
using very strong language. that is a matter of national honor, so to speak. but these revenge attacks we have seen carried out by turkey on syrian territory today helps cool down the mood. neither side is really wishing to see a further deterioration of the situation. for this reason, you will see a calming down of the situation. >> do you think what happened in turkey could be used by nato as a pretext for getting involved in the conflict? >> theoretically, yes. i do not think nato is interested in getting involved. all members of nato are fully aware that the civil war in syria it is very complex. it is not very easy to foresee which side is going to win this war. there is no need a country interested in being drawn into -- no nato country interested in being drawn into a protracted war in syria. for now, everything will calm down. as long as the syrians are killing each other, it is all right by the nato perspective. nobody is interested in seeing our regional conflict involving -- seeing a regional conflict evolving. >> reports say that an attack has killed 21 members of an elite
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00am PDT
the threats or using force. burns met in beijing with chinese foreign minister yang jiechi. he reportedly told yang the united states will not take sides on the issue, something american officials have said repeatedly in recent weeks. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports yang reiterated his country's stance on the dispute. chinese maintain the uninhabited islands are part of their territory. analysts see this latest comment as a message to the u.s. to stay out of the matter. >>> dozens of politicians in japan have done something their neighbors in south korea and china feel opens an old wound. two cabinet ministers and nearly 70 other lawmakers visited the yasukuni shrine. the site honors japan's war dead, including major war criminals. the lawmakers are mainly from the ruling democratic party and the main opposition liberal democratic party. transport minister yuch row hata and yukio shimoji were among them. >> i signed as mikio shimoji from the new people's party. i don't think visiting the shrine will be a diplomatic issue. >> this visit is private. since it is priva
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Oct 24, 2012 2:30pm PDT
is a litmus test that shows us which lessons we learned from the war and the holocaust and if we have learned them. >> the nazis killed up to 500,000 senti and roma. for a long time after the war, germans overlooked their suffering. it was not until 20 years ago that the german government decided to set up a memorial, a place of remembered. >> by commemorating the victims, we are also making them a promise, which is how i view our duty to protect minorities today, and it is a duty we must fulfill today and tomorrow, not just because of the horrors of the past. them more and more sinti -- >> more and more sinti and roma are coming to eastern europe, and they are largely fleeing politician. they say attested german politicians today will be how they treat these new arrivals. >> our correspondent was at the memorial ceremony. we asked him how survivors felt about today's proceedings, coming almost 70 years after the end of the second world war. >> my personal abiding memory of what has been a very important day will be conversation with one of the survivors who gave very moving address h
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
past four years. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. and that allows us also to rebuild alliances and make friends around the world to combat future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accused obama of making the united states appear weak immediately after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. in those nations and on arabic you said that america had been dismissive and derisive. you said that on occasion america had dictated other nations. mr. president, america has not dictated to other nations. we have freed other nations. >> reporter: obama appeared eager to attack his republican opponent, accusing romney of sending mixed messages on important issues like afghanistan, iran, and iraq. romney focused on demonstrating his under
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Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
election account for 30% of the total. we now go to sayaka mori who's been following this storm for us. >> yes, catherine. sandy is quite a massive storm. clouds are blanketing eastern portions of the u.s. into eastern canada. we have lots of reports of flooding as well as strong winds. now things will get even worse because the center of sandy is expected to move into the new jersey coast within the next couple of hours. storm surge is going to be a major concern that's going to be accompanied by high tide. that means water levels will get much higher than usual. coastal flooding is highly likely. that's why hundreds of thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate. it looks like it's going to move through pennsylvania, new york city and aiming for new england states or southern quebec for the next several days. as it does so, rain will spread inland. as much as 200 millimeters but near 300 are possible. inland flooding is going to be another concern. freezing air comes from the north. only eight degrees in washington. ten degrees in philadelphia. and because of that, mountain sno
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